Cecil. Bar Stools. May 26th , 2018.
How Many Do I Need? Most newer homes and apartments with a raised counter are built to accommodate 3 bar stools. As a general rule of thumb allow 24" from the center of one seat to the center of the next seat. A 6 foot long counter can generally accommodate 3 stools. An 8 foot counter 4 bar stools. This obviously depends on the measurements of the particular stool in which you are interested. You can always buy an extra and use it for additional guests,
You can buy a bar stool for as little as $9. Typically bar stools less than $100 are "RTA" or "Ready to Assemble". This means that the bar stool must be bolted together by the customer. Using as many as FIFTY (yes I once sold a stool that required 50 bolts) bolts legs must be attached seats must be attached arms back seat frame etc. Every bolt used to assemble a bar stool is a potential problem. Everyday use will loosen bolts over time resulting in a potentially dangerous situation if you do not periodically check the tightness of all the bolts. Even worse many RTA stools use thin-walled metal with no additional support for the bolt`s threads to grasp. I have seen hundreds of these lower quality stools that will easily strip threads simply by being assembled. Additionally lower priced stools are typically sold one way: one color one fabric no options,
There are many materials from which stools are built. At first wood was used as the basic material. With time the designers started combinations between wood which was used in 80 percent of the stool bar and 20 percent insertion of metal. In time the elements of chrome have become more attractive and wood was replaced in many cases in 100 percent with metal. Also there are bar stools with or without backrest. The latest model one without a backrest is most often encountered in bars because it is very easy to use. The colours vary and you can find stools in the most unusual greens blues or reds colours that enhance the metal work particularly in the night clubs. The material we sit on is also important so again the options are multiple and you may go for for fabric plastic or more expensive for leather according to your personality the colours and the other furniture and décor in your room,
Have you ever ridden a horse? When you sit in a saddle seat bar stool you get back the feeling of being in the saddle and this adds to the illusion of the grand old wild west times. We will explore here three types of western bar or counter stools which will suit several different tastes and occasions. We`ll talk about modern bar stool round saddle stool and cowhide seat western saddle bar / counter stool. What all these stools have in common is that they are made of wood. Back in the times of wild west metal was not as prevalent as it is today and the cowboys had to make do with the materials that were more readily accessible in particular wood. So the cowboys had to master the art of woodworking to create these stools. The other materials the cowboys had available were natural leathers either coming from caught wild animals but more commonly from the cows that were slaughtered for their meat,
Leather: Most "Leather" that you will find in your bar stool search is actually fabric-backed vinyl. Due to the extra time and cost required for real leather seating the price of the bar stool will generally be $50 to $150 MORE than a comparable vinyl but will last much longer and feel much better due to its ability to "Breathe". Vinyl is prone to tearing cracking and warping more so than fabric or leather. Synthetic suede fabrics are a much better option if this is a concern. Sun dry air excessive heat and cold as well as exposure to certain chemicals or cleaners can also destroy vinyl,
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